A stroke prevents Jane Birkin from participating in the Deauville Film Festival


British actress and singer Jane Birkin has canceled her participation in the American Film Festival in Deauville.

This comes after a minor stroke, from which she is recovering, according to what her family revealed.

The 74-year-old artist, partner and former muse of French singer Serge Gainsbourg “had a slight stroke a few days ago,” according to the family’s statement to Agence France-Presse.

The statement indicated that Birkin is in good shape.

The artist was expected to participate in a panel discussion at the Deauville Festival on the documentary “Jane” centered on her career, prepared by her daughter, Charlotte Gansburg, which was presented in Cannes last July.

Jane Birkin, born in London on December 14, 1946, is one of the most famous British artists in France, and her name remains associated with Gansburg and his songs in the sixties and seventies of the last century.

“When I see the French listening to these 40-year-old songs, I realize that they are part of their history, but also part of my own story,” the artist wrote in her 2018 memoir, Monkey Dairies.

She revealed in her memoirs that she had long suffered from leukemia, which she was diagnosed with in the late 1990s.

Birkin has appeared in good health during her recent looks, including at the Cannes festival last July or the Francovoli music festival in La Rochelle (southwest of France) in the same month.


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